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Alexander Despatie is retiring

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Dave of the North, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Heard this on the news and very sad to hear it but good luck to him in whatever he does next.
     
  3. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    I had a feeling after watching his interview in London that while this was in his near future plans, he wasn't doing it quite yet. He didn't say it, but I got the feeling he would hang in long enough for the Pan Ams in Toronto and then end his Diving career there and in Canada.

    I guess the knees just can't take the pounding any longer, as it sounds like Alex came to this decision after his latest knee surgery.

    Felicitations Le Petit Prince/Roi!!

    You have always been a Class Act and amazing Ambassador for Canada on the World Stage. Thanks for the wonderful memories and Good Luck w/all coming your way in the Future!!!
     
  4. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I'll miss him. He was truly the full package. ;)
     
  5. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    A true legend. It is sad he never got the Olympic Gold medal, he definitely deserved one.
     
  6. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Is his package also retiring?
     
  7. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    :rofl::rofl: hubby wants to know why I'm laughing so I read him this thread. Hubby: "oh great, now I have a visual of his package competing on springboard on its own." God, I love this man. :rofl::rofl: